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ERIC Number: ED398485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Predictors of Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction among State Agency Rehabilitation Counselors: New Jersey.
Satcher, Jamie; McGhee, Marcheta
The job satisfaction and organizational commitment of rehabilitation counselors working in the public rehabilitation agencies in New Jersey are the focus of this study. Participants were 84 rehabilitation counselor survey respondents whose agencies agreed to take part in the study. A total of 141 surveys were mailed. Job satisfaction was measured using the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. The three components of organizational commitment (affective, normative, and continuance) were examined using the Organizational Commitment Scales. Potential predictor variables examined were: (1) years of service; (2) age; (3) education level; (4) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) status; (5) conscientiousness; (6) initiative; (7) cooperation; and (8) attendance/punctuality. The results of this study indicate that conscientiousness is an important predictor of the overall job satisfaction, emotional, and normative attachment of counselors toward the agencies for which they work. Because both job satisfaction and emotional attachment have been linked to higher levels of productivity, New Jersey is encouraged to develop ways of rewarding those counselor behaviors (i.e., conscientiousness) which are most predictive of job satisfaction, affective commitment, and normative commitment. Contains two appendices: (1) Job Satisfaction Items and (2) Organizational Commitment Items. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire